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July 20, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The generation gap, which was very much present in the men's triple jump at the Olympic Festival on Friday, was exceeded only by the gap between first and second place, which was created by one of the oldest track athletes competing here. Ray Kimble, 38, of Texarkana, Ark., outjumped his competition, made up of mostly youngsters, with a winning leap of 54 feet 6 3/4 inches. Interestingly, second place went to 30-year-old David McFadgen of Newburgh, N.Y., with a a leap of 53-10 1/4.
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July 20, 1991 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The generation gap, which was very much present in the men's triple jump at the Olympic Festival on Friday, was exceeded only by the gap between first and second place, which was created by one of the oldest track athletes competing here. Ray Kimble, 38, of Texarkana, Ark., outjumped his competition, made up of mostly youngsters, with a winning leap of 54 feet 6 3/4 inches. Interestingly, second place went to 30-year-old David McFadgen of Newburgh, N.Y., with a a leap of 53-10 1/4.
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June 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Three-time national champion Doug Padilla sprinted away from Steve Scott at the finish Saturday night to win the 5,000 meters in the Prefontaine track and field meet. Scott, running his first 5,000 since 1979, stayed with Padilla throughout but was unable to match the winner's final kick. Padilla was timed in 13:30.20, with Scott close behind in 13:30.39. Brazil's Joaquim Cruz, the Olympic 800-meter champion who lives in Eugene, won the mile in 3:56.36.
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April 9, 1988
The following appeared Tuesday in USA Today: "AUGUSTA, Ga.--Even Lee Trevino, one of the more outspoken critics of the Masters, is looking forward to playing this year." Trevino, basically a left-to-right player, which has put him at a disadvantage at Augusta National, said: "I've been trying to hit it high and hit it right to left. "I'm enthused about the way I'm playing," he said. "I'm playing better than I have in a while."
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May 30, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Mike Tully and Earl Bell are former American record-holders in the pole vault. Bell also had the world record as far back as 1976. They're stable veterans who seem to perform at their best in championship seasons. Tully and Bell ought to be stimulated this year, considering that the second World Championships will be held in Rome Aug. 29-Sept. 6. Tully, 30, and Bell, 31, were silver and bronze medalists, respectively, in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
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May 28, 1988 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
It's Jackie Joyner-Kersee's turn to break the U.S. record in the women's 100-meter hurdles in her ongoing exchange program with Gail Devers. However, if Joyner-Kersee doesn't lower the record today at the Bruce Jenner meet at San Jose City College, she probably won't get another opportunity the rest of the year. "This is her last shot," said her husband and coach, Bob Kersee.
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May 31, 1987 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
There is a distinctive mystique to Bob Beamon's world long jump record of 29 feet 2 1/2 inches that is enhanced with each passing year. It is a record that has endured since 1968, when Beamon startled the track and field world at the Olympic Games in Mexico City. Twenty-nine feet. It has become an elusive target for Carl Lewis, who has made a career out of 28-foot plus jumps.
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February 19, 1986 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
An intriguing thing about track and field is that are always new barriers to overcome. In the 1950s, it was the sub-four-minute mile, and when Britain's Roger Bannister broke through in 1954, a parade of runners soon followed him. There are new barriers in the '80s, all neat, even figures: the 8-foot high jump, 30-foot long jump, 20-foot pole vault and 60-foot triple jump. "It's going to be a race to see who gets to 60 feet first," said Willie Banks, the world record-holder at 58-11 1/2.
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February 27, 1988 | MAL FLORENCE, Times Staff Writer
Gwen Torrence and Evelyn Ashford crossed the finish line virtually together Friday night in the 55-meter sprint of the USA/Mobil track and field championships at Madison Square Garden. Torrence, the former Georgia sprinter, said she thought that Ashford had won. She was half right. Earlier, Torrence was declared the winner after a study of a photo, even though both sprinters had the same time of 6.66 seconds.
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June 25, 1988 | BOB WOLF
First he tried the steeplechase. No luck. Then he tried the marathon. Again, no luck. But Thom Hunt is not easily discouraged, and he is about to tackle one more event in his pursuit of the Olympic dream. His last hope--for the time being, at least--will be in the 10,000-meter run today in the Michelob Invitational track meet at Balboa Stadium. Hunt, 30, who attended Patrick Henry High School and lives in Coronado, must cover the 6.
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